2012 Lexus ES 350  -  $37,600


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $37,600
Base Invoice: $35,275
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 19 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: 6-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Excellent fit and finish; luxurious interior; quiet ride and smooth road manners; strong, economical powertrain


Model Highlights

The front-wheel-drive 2012 Lexus ES 350 is an excellent entry in the luxury mid-size segment. It takes a proven powertrain from parent company Toyota and adds a healthy lineup of luxury equipment to present a very comfortable and understated package.

A 3.5L V6 with dual variable valve timing powers the ES 350, helping it put out 272 hp through a 6-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission, the only powertrain available. Lexus claims a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.8 seconds with EPA fuel economy rated at 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. The ES rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and is also a nimble handler thanks to a fully independent suspension and speed-sensing, progressive power steering.

Inside is where the ES really shines however. Standard luxury features include dual-zone automatic climate control, Lexus Memory to control the driver's seat, sideview mirrors and steering wheel, a supple leather interior with brown walnut or bird's eye maple accents. The ES also features loads of standard technology goodies, like Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and an 8-speaker sound system with in-dash, 6-disc CD stereo.

Standalone options on the ES include HID adaptive headlamps and a pre-collision system with dynamic radar cruise control. Popular options packages include a $4,065 Navigation/Mark Levinson Package that boasts a voice-activated hard-disk navigation system, color LCD display with backup camera, Bluetooth and a 14-speaker, 300-watt premium surround sound audio system with an in-dash CD/DVD auto changer. The Ultra-Luxury Package adds perforated semi-aniline leather, special wood inlays, heated and ventilated front seats and a panorama glass roof.

The ES 350 excels in the safety department, with stability and traction control, anti-lock braking with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, rain-sensing windshield wipers and a bevy of airbags for both front and rear passengers.


Model News

The 2012 Lexus ES350 is nearly unchanged from the 2011 model save for a few new colors including Nebula Gray and Stargazer Black.


Value Writeup

The 2012 ES 350 shares its genes with the popular Toyota Camry, but it has been massaged by Lexus engineers into something much more than just the sum of its parts. The ES 350 is the quintessential entry-level luxury car with a host of standard amenities, innovative technology and a smooth 3.5L V6. It boasts all this and more for around $36,000, which makes it a bargain as well.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
351.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
518.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/210

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.14

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
95.4 ft³

Front Head Room
37.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.3 in

Front Hip Room
55.9 in

Second Head Room
36.8 in

Second Leg Room
35.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.3 in

Second Hip Room
53.8 in

Wheelbase
109.3 in

Length, Overall
191.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in

Height, Overall
56.3 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.6 in

Trunk Volume
14.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3605 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link

Front Tire Size
P215/55R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.9%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve V6 engine -inc: dual variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)

Push button engine start

6-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission -inc: intelligence (ECT-i), sequential-shift

Front wheel drive

Front independent MacPherson strut suspension

Rear independent dual-link MacPherson strut suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Engine speed-sensing pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes

Dual exhaust system w/seamless tips

Tool kit

17" x 7.0" split 5-spoke alloy wheels

P215/55R17 all-season tires

Temporary spare tire

Pwr tilt/slide moonroof (2010) -inc: 1-touch open/close feature, sliding sunshade

Chrome body side moldings

Horizontal grille w/Lexus logo

Projector bulb headlamps w/auto off

Integrated fog lamps

Pwr heated mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, puddle lamps, defoggers, memory

Water-repellent front door glass

Exterior glass w/UV reduction

Variable intermittent rain-sensing windshield wipers

AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: MP3/WMA, (8) speakers, aux audio input, USB input, automatic sound levelizer, digital sound processor, Bluetooth, XM satellite radio w/90 day trial subscription

Shark fin antenna

Leather seat upholstery

10-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar, driver seat memory

Rear pass-through bench seat

Storage bin center console w/accessory pwr outlet

Carpeted floor mats

3-spoke pwr tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: cruise, audio & display controls, memory

Electroluminescent gauges (2010) -inc: ECO driving indicator, speedometer, tachometer, fuel, coolant temp, odometer w/digital twin trip odometers

Multi-info display & trip computer -inc: driving range, average fuel consumption, average speed, current fuel consumption, vehicle diagnosis info, outside temp gauge

Digital clock

Warning lights -inc: battery, oil level, seat belt, brake, airbags, engine oil, low fuel, tire slippage (with TRAC), door open, TRAC off, high beam, headlight on, cruise control, scheduled maintenance

Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down feature

Pwr door locks

SmartAccess keyless entry -inc: multi-function remote, lock, 2-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, adjustable volume, rolling code

Lexus personalized settings

HomeLink universal transceiver

Cruise control

Illuminated remote releases -inc: fuel filler door, trunk

Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Alarm system

Retained accessory pwr for windows & moonroof (2010)

Automatic climate control -inc: speed & air flow indicators

Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer

Dual front/rear cup holders

Metallic/wood trimmed glove box

Leather-trimmed interior

Brown walnut wood trim

Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass

Dual sun visors

Interior lighting -inc: (2) personal lamps, illuminated entry, front/rear LED spot-lamps

Illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear assist grips

(2) rear coat hooks

Metallic & leather trimmed shift knob

Front seatback pockets

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist -inc: brake override system

Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/cutoff switch

Traction control

Front/rear side-impact door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lamps

Dual front twin-chamber airbags -inc: passenger occupant classification

Dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Rear seat side airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Dual front knee airbags

Safety connect -inc: automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assist button (SOS), enhanced roadside assistance, (1) year trial subscription

3-point seat belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners & force limiters for outboard seating positions

Height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors

All-position emergency locking retractor

Front/rear passenger automatic locking retractor

Rear child safety locks

Child restraint seat -inc: tether anchor brackets for rear outboard seats, safety locks

Glows-in-the-dark emergency interior trunk release

Direct tire pressure monitor system

Energy absorbing door & body construction

Collapsible steering column

Impact-dissipating soft upper headliner & pillars

First aid kit

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
TUNGSTEN PEARL
$0

 
NEBULA GRAY PEARL
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
STARGAZER BLACK
$0

 
MATADOR RED MICA
$0

 
TRUFFLE MICA
$0

 
SATIN CASHMERE METALLIC
$0

 
CERULEAN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
DEEP SEA MICA
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PARCHMENT, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, PERFORATED SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, PERFORATED SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, PERFORATED SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ULTRA LUXURY PKG
$3,535

 
TOURING SPECIAL EDITION
$110

 
FULL-SIZE SPARE TIRE W/17" ALLOY WHEEL
$205

 
HIGH-INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLAMPS
$815

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,465

 
NAVIGATION/MARK LEVINSON AUDIO PKG
$4,065

 
HEATED & VENTILATED FRONT SEATS
$640

 
WOOD & LEATHER-TRIMMED STEERING WHEEL
$330

 
PWR REAR SUNSHADE
$210

 
LEXUS PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM (PCS) & DYNAMIC RADAR CRUISE CONTROL
$1,500

 
INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST
$500

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$252

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$328

 
17" E-SPORT ALLOY WHEELS
$1,250

 
BODY SIDE MOLDING
$199

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
EXTERIOR PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$429

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$319

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$76

 
TRUNK MAT
$105

 
CARGO NET
$64


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